Great fun but cost cutting apparent

Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Liberty of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 26, 2017

Ship: Liberty of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 1620

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Royal Caribbean still provides a great value in cruising.  Ship was newly refurbished and it showed.  Service, especially cabin attendant, was uniformly excellent.  Great food at specialty restaurants.  Main dining room showed signs of cost cutting with lobsters the size of large shrimp and tiny scallops. Entertainment choices were limited to comedians and only two production shows ("Saturday Night Fever" was excellent), again signs of cost cutting.  We noticed more hawking of packages than previous cruises, to the point of distraction.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Specialty restaurants are excellent, but food in main dining room showed signs of cost cutting.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Seemed like there were fewer entertainment choices than on past cruises...cost cutting?


3 out of 5
Again, signs of cost cutting. Entertainment featured too many comedians and not enough production shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very spacious Owners Suite with new furniture. Cabin attendant was excellent.

Ship tip

Consider getting a one-day pass to resorts in Grand Cayman and Jamaica to experience the beautiful beaches at your own leisure.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

1 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Falmouth, Jamaica

3 out of 5
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